STAGS BID FOR PAUL TAYLOR AND SHAQ COULTHIRST
13 Jan 2017
The club can confirm that a written offer for Peterborough United attacker Paul Taylor has been rejected having not met PUFC's valuation.
On Paul Taylor, Steve Evans says: 'I will discuss the rejected offer with chairman John Radford and take his instruction on any new bid'
TRANSFER NEWS: Premier League club chase Leo, offers for strikers, Nabi deal collapses, £2.5 million bid for Maddison
Peterborough Telegraph, by ALAN SWANN, Friday 13 January 2017
Peterborough United have been busy turning down bids for members of the first-team squad. Director of Football Barry Fry, the man in charge of all transfer negotiations at the ABAX Stadium, today (January 13) revealed offers for striker Paul Taylor and midfielder Leo Da Silva Lopes has been rejected.
He also disclosed transfer listed striker Shaquile Coulthirst has turned down the chance to move to the Scottish Premier League and to League Two, while midfielder Adil Nabi’s chance to move to another League One club was ruined by a managerial sacking.
Fry said: “I’ve had a lot of phone calls which have ended with us rejecting offers.
“Mansfield bid for Paul Taylor a few weeks ago and increased their bid for him yesterday, but we are not interested in offers of £100,000 or £200,000. We are vulnerable as far as Paul is concerned as we gave him a one-year contract on not much money in the summer when he was without a club, but our manager Grant McCann would rather keep him than give him away for that sort of cash.
“Mansfield also bid for Shaquile Coulthirst and we accepted that one, but Shaq wants to stay nearer his family in London. Motherwell also showed an interest, but he won’t go up there for the same reason.
“There are a couple of London clubs interested in Shaq. Andy Edwards at Leyton Orient wants him badly, but his owners are not easy to deal with.
“We have had no bids for Marcus Maddison since we accepted a £2.5 million offer from Leeds when Steve Evans was the manager last season. The owners at Leeds wouldn’t see the deal through though.
Read more at: http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/sport/football/posh/transfer-news-premier-league-club-chase-leo-offers-for-strikers-nabi-deal-collapses-2-5-million-bid-for-maddison-1-7771966
Comment from Martin:
Evans had Taylor on loan at Rotherham in 2014 for 17 games. No goals in that period.
He's started 21 games for Posh this season plus another 9 as sub. He's basically played every game.
He's 29 years old and this is already the second most games he's ever started in a season. The chances of him coming here are slimmer than a slim thing.
Later: Stags sign Coulthirst on loan, 19 Jan 2017
twitter Peterborough Chairman Darragh MacAnthony @DMAC102, 19th January 2017
Mansfield won't be buying Taylor trust me.
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